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- Aug 16, 2012
Interesting. I have been following the Sony Forums closely on the lens. There are several complaints that the lens is too heavy and a monopod is required, but that is clearly not your experience and opinions obviously vary. Playing around with Sony bodies in the store, I think I would find them too small, just as I find the 100-400mm on the M5 very difficult compared with the 7D/5D series. Some of the shots on the 200-600mm flickr group https://www.flickr.com/groups/14620456@N20/pool/with/48364766576/ seem very sharp. But, some of the images birds in flight that you can download, especially the swallows, are pretty grim. But, they might be because of bad technique. Some, like Alex Phan who is well known in the birding field, have returned the lens because the AF is not good enough for their extremes of BIF. Everyone has different requirements for AF, and if it's good enough for you, then that is great. Enjoy your Sony + lens!Received the 200-600 yesterday. Took some shots today. well performing. AF is really fast and accurate. A7III and 7RIII do work well on this lens. Handholding is very godd. Changing from 200 to 600mm is simple, the focal length can be changes by turning just about 90 degrees.
And grip space is enough for my hands.